About the Energy Directorate
Security of energy supply and resilience of energy systems, energy resources and energy use is vital. Without energy resilience, economic opportunity and low–carbon sustainable development will be constrained.
The Western Cape Government and its Department of Economic Development and Tourism have identified energy resilience as a necessary condition for business competitiveness, confidence, investment, growth, job preservation and creation, and the sustainable low-emissions development of our economy.
The Energy Directorate within the Green Economy Chief Directorate at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is undertaking various initiatives to enable energy resilience in the Western Cape.
The focus is on diversifying the Western Cape energy mix through:
- Developing an enabling environment for small-scale embedded generation,
- Supporting municipalities in the procurement of energy from Independent Power Producers and renewable energy generation,
- Supporting the development of the business case for utility-scale gas to power generation and,
- Supporting energy & power sector reform for Western Cape municipalities, among other things.
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